Post traumatic stress syndrome has been classified as an emotional illness that occurs through anxiety disorder resulting from a life-threatening, highly unsafe or terribly frightening experience. People who suffer from this illness tend to avoid places, people or anything that may remind them of the terrible experiences they might have had. People of both sexes can suffer from this illness but it was made more pronounced by men especially after the World War I. Post traumatic stress syndrome men's health was easily evident in soldiers that witnessed the war or returned from the war front safely.
It is not all individuals that have been traumatized develop post traumatic stress syndrome. From researches conducted, it was made known that people who have endured extreme stressor have smaller hippocampus than those who have not been exposed to trauma. It is a well known fact that the hippocampus is responsible for the development of new memories for life. Those who have been traumatized may or may not develop post traumatic stress syndrome but such people are usually at a higher risk of addiction to the use of alcohol, cigarette and marijuana.
There are some symptoms that make known the outset of post traumatic stress syndrome. There may be flashbacks in the minds of people so affected and this makes develop a phobia of people, places and experiences that can re-enact the memories of what they had previously been through.